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HARMAN’s AKG and College Battle of the Bands Take Land of Pines A Sonic Step Up

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VIENNA, Austria – When it comes to ahead-of-the-pack indie rock, Seattle is a hotbed of talent with no signs of cooling off. Land of Pines is one of the latest up-and-coming bands to emerge from the Pacific Northwest, with an open, inviting sound that blends acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards and harmony vocals. As the winner of the national College Battle of the Bands competition, Land of Pines has received a variety of prizes including a set of HARMAN’s AKG microphones and headphones, helping spur them on to greater musical heights.

Land of Pines played in the 2011 College Battle of the Bands National Finale, representing the West region. Crowned the winning band, the members were thrilled to receive the AKG microphone prize package in addition to its regional prize package that included AKG P 420 condenser recording mics, D 5 more

Celine Dion Returns to Las Vegas with HARMAN’s Studer Vista 5 SR Consoles f

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada – After a more than 3-year absence, international superstar Celine Dion has returned to Las Vegas with Celine, a musical spectacular staged at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Celine features a 31-piece band to accompany Dion, who is performing her hits along with covers of classic pop songs. Celine Dion will perform 70 shows a year and has a 3-year residency at the Colosseum.

Canada-based Solotech was contracted to provide the audio system for the show. Solotech supplied Studer Vista 5 SR consoles to handle both front of house and monitor mixing.

“The previous time Celine performed at the Colosseum, the show, A New Day… was more dance-oriented and theatrical, but this time the music is even more of a focus,? noted front of house engineer Denis Savage. “The 31-piece full orchestra and band includes 16 strings, more

Platinum Tools® Makes Stripping Coax Cable Faster & Cleaner with Latest Tool

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Platinum Tools double ended coax stripper (part # 15020C)

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 29, 2011 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce its new double ended coax stripper (part # 15020C) is now shipping.

“Designed for the professional contractor, our new, lightweight, compact, double-ended coaxial cable stripper is the fastest and cleanest way to strip your coax cables,? explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Designed for fast, accurate stripping right out of the box, the blades in this new ‘must have’ tool are pre-set for industry standard ¼-inch cable preparation, eliminating the need for time consuming blade depth adjustments.?

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Xantech Products Chosen for Locker Room Facilities at University of Illinois’s Baseball Field

CARLSBAD, CA, July 29, 2011 — A major expansion of the locker room facilities at Illinois Field, home to the University of Illinois baseball team, presented the Big Ten powerhouse with an opportunity to also upgrade its installed training and entertainment audiovisual systems. C.V. Lloyde, a Champaign, Illinois-based design-build firm and full-service music retailer, acted as both consultant and installer on the project, incorporating A/V source selection and control hardware from Xantech, a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for 40 years. more

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Sinclair Selects OverDrive APC for Three Facilities

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Iroquois, ON, Canada – July 29, 2011 – Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the industry’s largest television broadcasting companies, have purchased Ross Video’s OverDrive for three facilities.

Sinclair, headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland will launch automated productions in Texas, Maine and Tennessee during the summer of 2011. The adoption of OverDrive Automated Production Control came after a full review by Sinclair of available technologies.

“After carefully researching numerous news automated production systems it became clear to us at Sinclair Broadcast Group, that Ross Overdrive and the Vision switcher was a smart choice,? said Mark Nadeau, Director of TV Production, Sinclair Broadcast Group. “From Overdrive’s flexible user friendly template building process, it’s well thought out touch screen user interface and the power packed Vision switcher with its open architecture we can interface with the peripheral tools that we choose. We are confident more

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Audio Formula + KIVA = Sound Solution

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KUDO main arrays with KIVA-KILO sidefills at Miami’s American Airlines Arena for Marco Witt’s 25th anniversary concert and tour kickoff

Miami-based production company adds more L-ACOUSTICS systems to its equation

MIAMI — Two years after first investing in an L-ACOUSTICS KIVA system comprised of a dozen KIVA and four KILO enclosures, Audio Formula of Miami has now doubled its inventory of the ultra-compact array and low-frequency extension elements.

This purchase was accompanied by the addition of four more KUDO line source enclosures, four SB18 and four SB28 subs, six coaxial 115XT HiQ wedges and two LA-RAK touring racks. At the same time, Audio Formula upgraded all of its LA8 amplified controllers with new AES I/O cards. The L-ACOUSTICS gear is being shared between the company’s Miami, Florida and Bogotá, Columbia locations. more

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